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The relationship between extension of the metatarsophalangeal joint and sprint time for 100 m Olympic athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16368627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Selected kinematic variables of the foot segments and the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint were investigated in relation to sprinting performance among 100 m sprint athletes at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games. It was hypothesized that the kinematics of the MTP joint, and forefoot and rearfoot segments, are related to sprint performance for both male and female athletes. Kinematic sagittal plane data were collected using two digital video cameras recording at 120 fields per second. It was determined that faster male sprinters experienced higher maximal rates of MTP extension, and faster female sprinters touch down with higher posterior sole angles and take off with lower posterior sole angles.
Jason B Krell; Darren J Stefanyshyn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sports sciences     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0264-0414     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Sci     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-21     Completed Date:  2006-05-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405364     Medline TA:  J Sports Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Human Performance Laboratory, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Anniversaries and Special Events
Metatarsophalangeal Joint / physiology*
Task Performance and Analysis*

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